Jul 7, 2017
Rate a 7
art piece (no vocals/subtitles)
From first watch i must say i was mute. I had no feeling. No, i was not struck deeply by the art that it rendered me motionless with my emotions. I just did not feel the point. Maybe it was due to the simplicity or the art portrayal that got me curious to know more about it. Without intense research made and without much in terms of spoilers this story while technically portrayed twice is slightly brilliant.
I stated brilliant but why? To answer that we need to go back in time. About 40 or years back. That would be around
the time this artist had published his Coffee Break piece. At the time i am sure it was meant to mark his ongoing struggles at work. Frankly, having gotten it published i feel most artists move on to an entirely different piece but not this one. Whether intended from the start or a creative insight along the way the artist still took that art piece but provided a more relevant 'update'. If one would go back to back with both works you can notice clear differences. Such as hair, pet, mug size, imaginations and thus forth. Those differences are what he had to work with. So, this is not just art but a small insight to the artist's life. Not only could play spot the differences between the two pieces but each different stood for something important. For example type writer vs flat screen computer. One requires internet which allows for quick and detailed quality. The other is more comical for one needed more effort for a lower gain result. The joys of advances. Praise be! Now, that you get the general idea let us look at another change, the door. The first published piece was closed. There was no insight to what it was other than a door. Now, the door is open and it reveals an upwards climb to something. For me i saw that a career ladder. These examples are just a few portions of how great an idea it was to revisit and modernize an old piece. My only regret was the artist did not tell the viewer to see the piece that caused him to make Coffee Tadaiku. Or did he?
Overall: Best if you like symbolic meanings and progression of past.
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